“Know by habitation” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nut Jump is a chipmunk.
“Okay, you’re trying to get up mountain, too? Maybe we can work together Groundhog,” I say. I point up mountain. Then I make my fingers walk. The groundhog nods.
“My brother, Jack, broke his leg. Would you carry him?” I point to the groundhog then pantomine sitting. “
“We could put a spear launcher on your back. Jack is a good shot. The rest of us would be ready to fight. Then we could travel safely.”
The groundhog nods again.
“I think you need a name. How about Sebastian?”
“Chit, chit, chirr,” nods Sebastian.
I climb on Sebastian’s back. We walk to the Summer Home.
“Is this critter for Jack?” Kick asks.
“How’s the ride?”
“Kinda rolly, but fun. Meet Sebastian,” I say patting his back.